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City Corruption Trial

The latest on the Bell trial

Yesterday was a big day for testimony in the public corruption trial of former assistant Bell city manager Angela Spaccia (SPA- chuh). Spaccia.
A police officer holds a bottle of peppe

The use of pepper spray on the mentally ill

Closing arguments were heard yesterday in a trial about whether the heavy use of pepper spray on mentally ill inmates by guards is a violation of civil rights.
NJ Governor Chris Christie Holds Town Hall Meeting

The Obama apology and Chris Christie's moment - Flashback

The President's sorry. Chris Christie lands on the cover of Time. And, is the Tea Party on the ropes? All dissected on The Flashback.

Tyler, The Creator on his hip hop empire (video, playlist)

Tyler the Creator is founder of the hip hop, collective group, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. He's a controversial figure — and at the age of 22, he's built a movement.
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Retro California architecture with Charles Phoenix

If you're a fan of mid-century architecture, we've got just the thing for you.
Did angry anti-immigrant rhetoric lead to the killing of a 37-year-old Ecuadorian immigrant in Patchogue, N.Y., in 2008? A new book looks at the case.

1913 - a big year for Los Angeles

1913 was a big year for Los Angeles. The LA Aqueduct opened The La Brea Tar Pits were first excavated. It got us wondering what else was happening a century ago. It turns out, a lot. For more on this formative year, Take Two spoke with Bill Deverell. He's a history professor at USC and Director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West at the Huntington Library.
Nosotros los Nobles

Mexican film making it big at box office

Mexican filmmakers have come to prominence over the last decade with daring and exciting movies like Amores Perros, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Pan's Labyrinth and Children of Men.But now, mainstream Mexican movies are making it big at the box office too.

Emile Hirsch on his new role in "The Motel Life"

Actor Emile Hirsch has made a name for himself with riveting performances in films like "Into the Wild" and "Milk." His latest film is "The Motel Life."

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